What is Ammolite
The World Jewellery Confederation classifies ammolite
as a true gem, one of only three named in the last 300 years
Ammolite originates from prehistoric marine fossils that date back 71-million years. Tectonic pressure, heat and mineralization formed the gemstone, almost exclusively harvested by KORITE.
KORITE discovers and hand cuts the ammolite gem to maximize the inherently bright colors. The luminous color in each gem is unique. Multiple layers of the natural gemstone material create a beautiful array of color.
This rare, natural expression of the spectacular gem is believed to awaken positive energy with its joyful beauty and ancient heritage. Wearers and collectors call them gems of enlightenment.
KORITE is the leader in the ammolite industry, setting grading standards since 1979. Ammolite comes in four grades: AAA, AA, A and standard.The grades are based on the gem’s brilliance and variety of color and clarity. AAA and AA account for only 3-12% of KORITE’s annual production.
Authentic KORITE ammolite is ethically mined and certified by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage.